KDE has released the first beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!
A more detailed list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of August.
This first beta release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.14 team’s release effort by installing the beta and reporting any bugs. The official announcement has information about how to install the betas.
There maybe a time when you need to disable some modules from being loaded during your system’s boot time. In this "how to" we will discus some of the few ways how to blacklist module including its dependencies, that is, disable permanently module from loading during the boot time.
On July 9, Red Hat had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the last maintenance version for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution, which is supported for 10 years.
The current version of the long-term supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system is 5.10. The distribution will be officially provided with software updates, bug fixes, security patches, and general improvements for three more years, until March 31, … (read more)
Deepin 2014 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) was released recently and comes with a huge list of changes and improvements, including a new Control Center, an updated dock and application launcher, new default icon theme, new default applications and more. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Deepin, previously known as “Linux Deepin”, is a Chinese Linux distribution (a multi-language ISO is available) based on Ubuntu, that ships with its own desktop environment based on Compiz and some unique applications, which integrate with the overall Linux Deepin look and feel.Until version 12.12, Deepin used a highly customized GNOME Shell as the default desktop environment / shell and then it switched to its own desktop environment: Deepin Desktop Environment, which uses Compiz (with some custom patches) under the hood.Deepin 2014 videoAs usual, let’s start with a quick video showcasing the new features / changes in Deepin 2014:(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel!)Deepin 2014While it retains the main features available in the previous releases: a full-screen application launcher, a dock at the bottom and so on, the Deepin 2014 desktop environment has received a major update. Deepin 2014 ships with Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0 and the most important change
For those still out there running a GeForce 6 or 7 series graphics card, NVIDIA has updated its legacy proprietary 304.xx Unix graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems…
The latest stable release of CodeWeavers’ CrossOver software is now available and it’s now more liberal about package installation…
Have you ever dreamed of your computer doing stuff automatically for you? Probably not if you just watched Terminator. But except for that, scripting and task automation are every power user’s dreams. If a lot of solutions exist today to fit such goal, it is sometimes hard to pick the simple, smart, and efficient one […]Continue reading…The post How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu
The first maintenance release of Kwort Linux 4, an open source operating system based on the CRUX distribution and designed to be clean, robust, and extendable, has been officially announced by its creator and maintainer, David Cortarello.
Kwort Linux 4.1 is here to bring an updated kernel, new versions of existing packages, as well as various other improvements, bug fixes, and security patches, all in order to keep the distro stable and reliable.
According to the very short changelog, Kwor… (read more)
Enter Rand Fishkin, world renowned SEO expert and co-author/co-founder of the Art of SEO, Inbound.org, and Moz. Rand’s an addict of all things content, search, & social on the web. He teamed up with PrestaShop Moderator, Lesley Paone of dh42 to give you expert insights into how SEO, PrestaShop and ecommerce work together.
CentOS 7.0 was released this week and that came just days after the first alpha of Scientific Linux 7, both of which are based upon last month’s release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. With these new community-based EL7 releases coming about, it’s time for some fresh Enterprise Linux benchmarking and performance monitoring on Phoronix.
The Mageia development team, through Anne Nicolas, announced a couple of days ago, July 8, that the first Alpha of the upcoming Mageia 5 Linux kernel-based operating system has been officially released and is available for download and testing from the usual places.
Mageia 5 Alpha 1 is powered by Linux kernel 3.15.2, uses systemd 208-15 as the default init system, updates the Plasma desktop to the current stable release at the time of this writing, KDE 4.13.2, and the GNOME graphical environ… (read more)
More code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model…
Peter Mulholland announced yesterday, July 9, that the first Beta of the soon-to-be-released native port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition game is available for download and testing from the Steam for Linux client. The first Beta of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition brings support for more gamepads and fixes some issues in xpad, supports multi-monitor configurations, and improves the overall stability of the game, even though there still are issues with t… (read more)
Now that the 3.14 branch of the Linux kernel has been declared LTS (Long Term Support), which means that it will be supported for a few years with patches, updated drivers, and general improvements, a new maintenance version is available for download. Linux kernel 3.14.12 LTS brings better support for ARM, ARM64, and x86 architectures numerous updated drivers, improvements for the EXT4, CIFS, and NFS file systems, as well as networking and sound enhancements. It was released along with the L… (read more)
KDE was proud to announce on July 8 that that RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Plasma 5 graphical desktop environment, which is now known as KDE Applications and Platform, is available for download and testing. Plasma 5 Release Candidate comes one day after the announcement of the final release of KDE Frameworks 5, a collection of next-gen KDE libraries that have been optimized and modularized for easy integration in Qt apps. This is the last development release of the next-ge… (read more)
As you already know, the CentOS 7 enterprise-ready operating system was announced recently on Softpedia and it’s based on the publicly available sources of the award-winning Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution.
This article is the second in a series of two original screenshot tour blog posts for the CentOS 7 Linux distro. It will give you a visual tour of the KDE Live DVD edition of the highly-acclaimed OS.
As its name suggests, CentOS 7 KDE Live flavor is built around the KDE Pla… (read more)
Mit der Browser-Erweiterung Chrome Remote Desktop lassen sich jetzt auch Linux-Rechner fernsteuern. Bislang klappt das zumindest mit Ubuntu- und Debian-Systemen für die ein passendes Paket bereitsteht.
WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 is now available!
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).
4.0 is due out next month, but to get there, we need your help testing what we’ve been working on:
If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac. There, you can also find a list of known bugs and everything we’ve fixed so far.
Developers: Never fear, we haven’t forgotten you. There’s plenty for you, too – more on that in upcoming posts. In the meantime, check out the API for panels in the Customizer.
When people think of open source they don’t usually associate Microsoft with it. But the company recently surprised many when it joined the Linux Foundation’s open source AllSeen Alliance. The AllSeen Alliance’s mission is to create a standard for device communications.
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On July 9, Oracle has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming VirtualBox 4.3.14 virtualization software for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. According to the official changelog, VirtualBox 4.3.14 RC1 can now be compiled in the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system. It brings USB performance fixes, several improvements to the 3D components, and properly detects th… (read more)